I wish I could go back to my teen years, when I first saw SR. I loved the film back then. I came out of the cinema on cloud 9.
Thing is, I keep trying to pin point what it is I was so happy about.
Here's my attempt at remembering:
1. I had a teen girl crush on Brandon Routh. I was much more into pretty guys than gruff guys back then, and he had such lovely eyes and soft features.
2. The plane scene was awesome. As was the bullet to the eye shot.
3. I kind of love hero beat down scenes, and it had a heck of a good one. I also think that one scene is the only one in the movie where Lex actually felt like the Lex Luthor I know and love, especially the line 'Now fly'.
4. It did have some gorgeous shots, like Superman flying up through the clouds and bathing in the direct sunlight. Or him floating in space.
The problem is, the more I watched it, the more the downsides started to grate on me. And now they've become so big, that I just can't enjoy the film much anymore
'Why do I find all of this so horrible to explore?
Sure, they are interesting questions that I don't mind seeing in an elseworlds GN. But as a theme for the film that is kicking off the tone of the whole JL, and in a film that is presenting Superman to the general audience in a way that current generations will remember him?
I just don't like it. It's dark, it's depressing and it's not how I like the tone of Superman films to be.'